Post-Master’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification Program of Study (13 to 19 credits)

 

This graduate certificate is designed for the nurse practitioner (FNP, PNP, Adult-Geriatric NP) working or wishing to work in an urgent care or emergency department setting. It is also appropriate for the primary care focused nurse practitioner who wants to add these skills to be certified as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP). This certificate does not provide the education to become certified as an acute care nurse practitioner with either the adult-geriatric or pediatric populations. A minimum of 13 credits is required although some students will need additional clinical credits. An analysis of the individual student’s transcript will determine the specific number of credits required.

 

Admission Requirements 

  • Nationally certified nurse practitioner.
  • Unencumbered registered nursing license in the state the applicant plans to do clinical.
  • Unencumbered advanced practice nursing license in the state the applicant plans to do clinical.
  • Successful completion of background checks and drug screen as required by the university
  • One year of emergency department, urgent care, or other critical care nursing experience is recommended (if applicant does not have this experience it will take longer to be eligible for certification as an ENP)
  • Official Transcripts from Nurse Practitioner program where received the MSN or DNP
  • Completion of Weaver Assessment

While in the program, students are required to maintain the following: 

  • Background clearance and Negative Drug Screen
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Personal health insurance
  • CPR certification for Healthcare providers by American Heart Association
  • PALS and ACLS certification
  • Meet the health clearance requirements of the University and assigned clinical agencies by registering the following in Complio:
    • TB testing
    • MMR immunity or vaccination
    • Varicella immunity or vaccination
    • Hepatitis B immunity or vaccination
    • Annual Flu vaccine

 

Education Plan:  All courses online except the 2 day ENP 650A which is delivered face to face over a weekend. 

 

Term 1
3 credits ENP 650  

Acute Care Essentials

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is the first of three courses to prepare nurse practitioners for roles in an urgent care setting.  This course builds on the concepts of advanced health assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute problems across the lifespan focusing on the care of the patient in an urgent setting.  This course will introduce the learner to concepts and basic strategies used in the care of patients with acute problems.

 

1 credit or CEU’s* ENP 650A Immersion Emergency Skills for the Nurse Practitioner

 

Term 2
3 credits ENP 651 Emergency Diagnosis and Management I
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is the second of three courses to prepare nurse practitioners for roles in an emergency department setting.  This course builds on the concepts of acute care diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute problems across the lifespan. This course will introduce the learner to concepts and basic strategies used in the care of patients with acute problems presenting to the emergency department for care.

 

Term 3
3 credits ENP 652 Emergency Diagnosis and Management II
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is the third of three courses to prepare nurse practitioners for roles in an emergency department setting.  This course builds on the concepts of acute care diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute problems across the lifespan. This course will introduce the learner to concepts and basic strategies used in the care of patients with acute problems presenting to the emergency department for care.

 

 

ENP 653 Practicum in Acute Care
3-9 credits

(144-432 hours)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A minimum of 3 clinical credits (144 hours) is required of all students. Some students will be required to complete more clinical hours (up to 9 credits or 432 hours) to satisfy credentialing requirements. All credits will be precepted clinical hours focusing on the management of common and acute problems in an urgent care or emergency department setting. Students will work as a part of a team and apply the latest evidence to practice.   This course is a pass/fail course.

 

  • This course may be taken for 1 credit or 16 CEUS- NP’s may register only for this 1 course to acquire these skills without taking the rest of the certificate. 

 

Admission to the ENP Certificate is three times a year in Summer I, Fall I and Spring I (A cohort may not run if a minimum number of students are not admitted)